Las Brisas
Las Brisas

Las Brisas

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lasbrisaslagunabeach.com/
  • Phone: 9494975434x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 8:00am - 10:30am
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:30pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Aurelio Sanchez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pacific Coast Highway
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Las Brisas
Legendary Las Brisas has been southern California's definitive place to enjoy fantastic and resplendent coastal views. The menu at Las Brisas brims with the authentic cuisine of the Mexican Riviera and is filled with recipes discovered along the 3000 miles of Mexico's coast. The stunning setting makes Las Brisas the perfect venue for a host of events and their renowned Sunday Brunch is the premier way to unwind and take in a gorgeous day.

SPECIAL NOTE: Please be aware, window seats are popular and not guaranteed. Please make all window requests upon arrival with the host and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Las Brisas reviews from OpenTable diners
369 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (325)special occasion (213)great for outdoor dining (194)great for brunch (170)romantic (163)great for lunch (124)neighborhood gem (78)good for groups (75)fit for foodies (67)hot spot (51)vibrant bar scene (40)kid-friendly (31)late-night find (17)notable wine list (14)Show More
  • Enjoyable Early Dinner
    brea2942
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    There were 4 of us in our party & the website said that on Sunday the restaurant opened at 4:30 for dinner dining. When we arrived at 4:00 (with a reservation for 4:30), the restaurant was quite full & they tried to give us a table in a very busy pathway. We refused to accept the table and asked for one with an ocean view. We had to wait a few minutes but we went to the bar & got drinks. Our new table was ready almost as soon as we ordered our drinks. The restaurant was very accommodating. The food was fantastic but our waiter got a little impatient with one of our party who had a difficult time making a decision. His impatience showed & was unnecessary. However, all else was outstanding & we would return. Our view was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Fabulous brunch, great service. The view is spectacular. Great for celebrations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We could not have had a better brunch. The service and food were outstanding and we will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The service is exceptional and friendly and the ocean view is spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SOUTHERN CA AT IT'S FINEST
    Befuddled
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Have eaten here several times, made reservations way in advance for our night at Pageant of the Masters. Party of 8, great table with a view, spectacular service, wonderful food. Happened to eat there the night of the really high surf, WOW is all I can say. Valet parking is the only wag to go. If you are looking for a true taste of a CA beach restaurant, with a view like no other. This is your spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoying the breezes
    Cibophage
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    It's worth a trip to Laguna Beach to enjoy the seafood at Las Brisaas. The Latin-American emphasis makes a unique contribution. However, though the old Victor Hugo of the '50s (with its brilliant French cuisine) has been gone for lo, these many years, it's still fondly remembered and much missed. The exceptional view, of course, has not changed, nor has the excellent standard of service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best
    Impressions
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Everything was great. Going a second time before we leave b
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    oceanview
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great experience! Made our anniversary special. Food, service - perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So happy for this place
    Jackie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The best view restaurant in Orange County. Usually a restaurant with this view skimp on quality of food, not this one. Las brisas is top quality in all areas. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceeded Expectations
    AnitaVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We made a last minute reservation at the Las Brisas on a Saturday. We decided on it because of the great location, ocean view, and 6:00 p.m. availability. Also it was my husband’s birthday, and he loves Mexican seafood. We were surprised at the elegant atmosphere and great view from our table. We continued to be impressed with our waiter - Matt. He was attentive, funny, and anticipated all of our needs. The food was also outstanding. We had the guacamole appetizer (large order & not too spicy), halibut (define), chicken tamale, and seafood enchilada. I highly recommend Las Brisas!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor service, dolts of flies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The restaurant needs to be updated/upgraded. The carpet was stained and stretched out. There were lots of flies buzzing around. Food was just ok for the price and service was slow.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romanticdining
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent food, outstanding service, romantic spot with great view. Would highly recommend Las Brias as a place to dine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary highlight
    PasoDianne
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We enjoyed lunch for our 17th anniversary and as always, lunch was delicious. Hector, was excellent with his service and the margaritas are the best! We continue to want to celebrate occasions at this lovely location.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food, service and view were outstanding. Unfortunately there was a very large (25) group seated in the same area and the noise was too much - not crude or raucous, just loud.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dante the waiter
    binks
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our experience was wonderful Dante the waiter made it so much fun and we never wanted for anything.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great small plates
    AnnaVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Stopped in twice for drinks and to share some small plates, and everything was excellent. Can't beat the view! and their guacamole is outstanding. Also enjoyed the prawn (huge!) cocktail, rainbow roll and tuna tartare. Caesar was good, not great, but very fresh! We will definitely have dinner there next time we're in town.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood Is A Winner Here!
    TastyFaceVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This dowager restaurant is getting a new lease on life! A beautiful spot that deserves a kitchen to match. And they are trying hard, as it has really improved the last 6 months. We had Halibut that was thick and moist with a tomatillo sauce that made for a memorable dish. The Shrimp Tampiquenos (sp?) was fantastic with a spice blend sauce with just enough zing to give the entire dish great personality. Couldn't leave that sauce behind - actually asked for bread to surreptitiously share every drop with table mates. The Seafood skewer loaded with large pieces of super fresh swordfish, lobster and prawns…Outstanding and colorful. Only thing the really could improve is the reception desk and "over bustling"of support staff when busy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It has been better.....
    ocrodger
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I have had brunch before and it was better. We got to the restaurant on time at 9:00. The food was warmish.....like it had been sitting there for awhile. The eggs Benedict were hard and cool to the touch. I order juice and it never came.......except on the bill. We have been here before and it was amazing. I think we will skip Las Brisas for awhile.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view
    PAeatingwaythroughvegas
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went there Sunday Afternoon at 2:30pm and they only had a Fixed brunch menu with pretty good selections. However could not order off regular menu A very nice view as always and acceptably quick service. Very close to everything but their parking lot was completely full making me park down the street for $20
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Food and Ambiance
    BobbyOrlando
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Excellent service and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. The food is always delicious and the waiters are very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Missing Reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It was a special occasion for my parents with their friends so I made a reservation for them. When they arrived, the front desk told them that it was not reserved under my name. I had the confirmation number but still it was not in their system. Such a bummer! Granted they found a seat for my parents and their friends quickly but it was so disappointing. I've been in this restaurant for so many times for so many years. Never had this problem before. Hopefully, next time I won't have this issue.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would go again
    Blueeyes54
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It was my 1st time there and had a wonderful time. It was a little noisey when we 1st arrived but got used to it as the evening went on. Loved our waiter. I would definitely go back!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Special
    Lovelj
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The service is second to none at Las Brisas. The restaurant is spotless. The fish so fresh...
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday - 1630 hours
    Dave
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great food but much too noisy. We had a table for six and could hardly hear ourselves talk
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winning choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Out of town guests? This is a 'must'. The view is an extraordinary picture of Southern California. The menu is upscale and service attentive but not intrusive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic view and food
    drc4cgars
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a great meal. The view was spectacular and the view was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner, great view, good time
    Elie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Had a lovely evening celebrating 32 yrs of marriage with my husband. Started with great cocktail & appetizer, followed by a wonderful meal and amazing creme brulee cheesecake for dessert. Were seated at the window which just added to the whole experience and got to experience a lovely So Cal sunset!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LLG50
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    It was an enjoyable dining experience...We had guests from Florida, who had been here before, and had requested that we return. They were very pleased, also.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • justme
    justme
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Would have like my enchilada better if the cheese were melted all the way through (center was shredded cheese), everything else was great! Saw dolphins and whales and beautiful sunset. Thanks
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I highly recommend this place - great service and food
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made an impression
    hostingguests
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The view served to frame a memorable picture of the evening for out-of-town guests. Appreciated that our table seating matched our request and reservation time without delay. From 1st approach, our server was attentive and served to elevate the experience for our guests. You come to Las Brisas for the view and hope the experience of your guests exceeds the surroundings (and price)........on Monday all good! Thank you
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reputation vs. Reality
    ReputationChecker
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    It had been quite awhile since I had dined at Las Brisas. I brought several people, 5, who had never been there. The food is overpriced for the quality and quantity. The presentation is great but the food, itself, left a lot to be desired. Several people were surprised at how expensive things were, and how there were few options of cheaper choices.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    Harlan
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Took my mother there for her 85th birthday lunch and we all loved it. Servers very kind and efficient. Fabulous view. Food very good as well. Couldn't have been better!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 12 years later
    rosalyndas
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Dinner on Sunday night was a completely different experience than lunch I had 12 years ago. Because of my first experience, I did not want to go back to Las Brisas. Sunday night I was extremely impressed from the hosts to servers to the management. We requested a window seat and it was simply perfect as we had timed it for the setting sun. Lovely table settings, comfortable chairs and the menu options were a true delight to choose from. Guacamole was the best I've ever had in my life (truly). I ordered the Frutas del Mar and it was fabulous! My mother is the ultimate picky eater and she as been dining at Las Brisas almost every other week. All in all probably the nicest family dinner we've ever had.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    euscfz
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Sunday Brunch for $40 is a little pricey but it is worth it every now and then. I recommend for all.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lvlgb
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Beautiful view and great food. Had a wonderful dinner. Frutas Delmar and Strawberry tostada was awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, great, great!
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Sat outdoors in the afternoon before attending the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach. Sea bass was outstanding. We were able to leave our car at Las Brisas and walk over to the Pageant and walk back afterwards. Great, great, great from every perspective!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Las Brisas still charms
    Calitourist
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Las Brisas has one of the iconic views of the Laguna coast, and the view alone is worth a visit. At a recent dinner the service was excellent. However the food itself wasn't as good as it's been in the past - one dish was undercooked, and a Mexican seafood dish was decent but nothing exceptional. Serious foodies should go elsewhere, but if you want the most romantic setting in Laguna, go to Las Brisas.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Laguna Location
    1lightingdude
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great view overlooking Laguna Beach and the ocean.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful scenery
    Stevedee
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The scenery is beautiful and I go back because of it. The brunch was good. This was definitely not my first visit and will not be my last. We had a very good waitress and she helped make our brunch nice. I am especially pleased that we had a window table as I had requested!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.